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|Archival footage from LOC|
During the early years of film, The Library of Congress secured copyright by having filmmakers print their film negatives outon paper. These paper prints have outlasted later celluloid films which deteriorated quickly. For that reason we have a brief period during the start of movies where we have pretty good reproduction of films of that time. These were usually short primitive realities but oftren very interesting...
Keywords: silents; early film
|Faust and Marguerite - thomas edison|
From Edison films catalog: Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, whereupon Mephistopheles draws the sword across the throat of the lady and she suddenly disappears and Faust is seated in her place.
Keywords: thomas edison; faust and margueritte; early film
|The Enchanted Drawing (1900) - Thomas Edison|
From Edison films catalog: Upon a large sheet of white paper a cartoonist is seen at work rapidly sketching the portrait of an elderly gentleman of most comical feature and expression. After completing the likeness the artist rapidly draws on the paper a clever sketch of a bottle of wine and a goblet, and then, to the surprise of all, actually removes them from the paper on which they were drawn and pours actual wine out of the bottle into a real glass...
Keywords: caricature; thomas edison; silent film; early film
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